2019 - 59th Annual Tournament of Champions

Played at Eau Claire Golf & Country Club

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019

Jay Jurecic Wins 2019 CVGA Tournament of Champions!


Jay Jurecic of Caspian, MI  (the UP) won this year’s T of C shooting a -4 under par 67.  A 6th Grade Math Teacher in the UP, Jay spent some of his summer competing on the South Dakota Tour in addition to stops on the CVGA.  Finishing Runner-up and finishing off a phenomenal jjgolf season was Player of the Year and Amateur of the Year, Jacob Gaines. Jacob shot a -2 under par 69.  Tied for 3rd were Dean Goodwin and Travis Meyer at 70.  Two former T of C Champions tied for 5th place-George Smith  (1999) and Greg Murphy (1993).  Greg will join Leif Carlson as they both will be inducted into this year’s CVGA Hall of Fame at the All Division Banquet next Thurs. 

A total of 58 golfers participated.  A big thank you goes out to Mike Greer and his staff for running a top notch event at the gorgeous Eau Claire Country Club.  Also, the course was in tremendous condition thanks to Nick!  I also want to thank Todd Munden for helping out again this year on the starter’s duties. 

 Another season has concluded, and it was a great year.  The attendance was down a bit, but the talent wasn’t.  There are several of you that have not claimed your winnings at the various courses….and I have plenty of cash envelopes to send to players.  I plan on “cleaning” this up before the end of the year, so if you have some winnings, reach out to the course you won winnings at if you are  an Amateur.   Send me your address if you’re a Pro.  Thanks to all….. I hope to see some of you at the Banquet next Thurs….and if I don’t, we’ll see you next year!  Keep Swinging!!

See you Thursday Night!!!

-Mark “Barney “ Barstad

CVGA Chairman




2019 CVGA Tournament of Champions




 Jay Jurecic - Champion - 67 - 24 pts

18 pts - 69
Jacob Gaines

15 pts - 70
Dean Goodwin
Travis Meyer

12 pts - 71
George Smith
Greg Murphy

10 pts - 72
Mark Sperling
Jon Yamada

8 pts - 73
Kelly Kretz
Brian Hills
Keith Piotrowski

7 pts - 74
Yarri Bryn
Leif Carlson

6 pts - 75
Rick Mohr
John Holdsworth
JJ Svac

5 pts - 76
Scott Semingson
Greg Johnson

4 pts - 77
Brad Johnson
Mitch Simonet
Chris Anderson
Dave Staehling

3 pts - 78
Nick Bauer

2 pts - 79
Mark Barstad
Mark Chioniere
Dan Murphy
Kelsey Moreland

1 pt - 80
Brandon Sperling
David Hopkins
Steve Jensen

Mark Sippel